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Vortex Quake 2 is an Action-RPG for Quake 2! The first playable version of it was release in 1999 and here we are, still going strong!

Kill players and monsters for experience to earn levels. Every level you recieve ability and weapon points. Use points to get unique abilities and upgrade your weapons! Become a tank, spawn monsters to fight for you, or deploy devices to aid you in battle! With 11 classes and 100+ abilities, there is NEVER a dull moment in Vortex!

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If you came here wondering why there hasn't been an update in... forever, I'll explain. Before version 4.3, there was a lot of demand from the community that I add new content. The main problem is that major updates obviously take time. I spent at least a hundred hours of development time creating and testing/debugging the new content. When 4.3 was finally released, everyone was happy to try it out, but then criticism came. I worked on minor updates to address these concerns as best I could, but--inexplicably--almost the entire player-base disappeared overnight. To say it was disheartening is an understatement. I always promised that I would work on Vortex as long as I had players, but when everyone left, I saw little reason to stick around.

Flash forward to today. My player-base is still gone. I've been busy with work/"Real Life"(tm), but I thought I would throw out one last update. An old-time player called version 4.3 "Sporetex" because spores were overpowered. This update will hopefully correct that (and a few other things).

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v4.317
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** Reduced obstacle addon health to 150 (from 250)
** Reduced maximum spore count to 3 (from 4)
** Reduced spore addon health to 10 (from 20)
** Reduced spore addon damage to 15 (from 25)
** Fixed divide by zero bug in vrxinfo menu (hit percent and frag percent)

We have created an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Vortex contact list over here:
Vortex.planetquake.gamespy.com

The idea is to allow all Vortex players to communicate in real-time to help organize games. It wasn't practical when we had hundreds of players, but with such a small player base it might be the only way to avoid playing alone. I have joined the list and I ask you to do the same. It would also help if you try to find at least one other person in your gaming group to try Vortex. They can download the whole game and comprehensive guides in just a few clicks. Please help Vortex by restoring our player base! Thanks for your support.

New Website

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After god knows how many years at PlanetQuake, I've decided to give ModDB a try in an effort to draw new players to this mod. If you've never heard about...

Vortex Quake 2: Getting Started Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Getting Started Guide

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This guide should get you started playing Vortex Quake 2. It is by no means comprehensive, so visit our website (www.planetquake.com/vortex) or message...

Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

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This is the Quake 2 demo with R1Q2 and the Vortex client files.

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

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If you already have Quake 2, here's the mod files (and some maps). Just extract to your Quake 2 installation directory and then connect to a server. Any...

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

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This guide explains all of Vortex's abilities. You may also want to download the Getting Started guide if you are new to this game.

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

Tutorials 1 comment

This PDF explains everything you need to know to play Vortex Quake 2. You may also want to download the ability descriptions guide that explains what...

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gnear
gnear

no server files so it's a pointless release

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GodlyMerlin
GodlyMerlin

I'm going to try and get some players, when you going to set up another server Ghz?

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kvaki
kvaki

usa server 71.57.99.44:60668

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kvaki
kvaki

newer usa server ip 38.109.189.13:27910

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kvaki
kvaki

server up in chile 201.214.164.45:27910

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MadGodOryx
MadGodOryx

Anyone else still hosting any servers?

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kvaki
kvaki

newer usa server 38.109.189.13:27910
chile 201.214.164.45:27910

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Darkzard
Darkzard

Yes.

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0Buzz
0Buzz

Everyone, go to my "Eternal Tech" project!. You'll see something cewl :D.

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